Wide-field view of NGC 2014 and NGC 2020 in the Large Magellanic Cloud

This wide-field view captures an odd couple in the constellation of Dorado (The Swordfish): NGC 2014 and NGC 2020. These two glowing clouds of gas, in the centre of the frame, are located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, one of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies. Both are sculpted by powerful winds from hot young stars.

This view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1335c
Type:Observation
Release date:7 August 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1335
Size:7263 x 5546 px

About the Object

Name:Henize 55, Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC, NGC 2014, NGC 2020
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula
• X - Nebulae
Distance:160000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 31.21
Position (Dec):-67° 35' 3.17"
Field of view:121.92 x 93.10 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 5.6° left of vertical

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Digitized Sky Survey 2
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Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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